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# Olympics

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World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.
Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.
'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.
'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.
Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.
Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics
Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics
The IOC have given the Australian city the status of preferred bidder, with no other cities currently in the process.
Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.
Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture
One of just two women in Japan’s cabinet has been mooted as a possible successor.
'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments
Olympic medallists, Japanese sports officials and local volunteers have lambasted the former prime minister’s comments about women.
Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.
Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.
No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined
All visitors to Tokyo will be required to present proof of a recent negative test upon arrival, but vaccination will not be a condition of entry.
Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.
Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.
Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.
'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.
US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.
Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.
Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.
Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans
The Games are scheduled to start on 23 July next year.
The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.
Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.
World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.
'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.
Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.
8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.
Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.
'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.
The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.
'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.
How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.
Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.
Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.
Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.
'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork
Paul and Gary O’Donovan are taking everything – from the Covid-19 crisis to Olympic uncertainty – in their stride.
'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.
Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?
Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.
Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team
Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.
'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.